The GERM Seminar (Group for Educational Research in Mathematics) typically meets on Friday afternoons in Stevenson 332 to discuss topics related to Mathematics Education. Announcements of dates and topics in GERM will be posted on this page.

Fall 2019


Fall 2019

Date Time Location Presenter(s) Title
Sept 13 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Óscar Chávez (ISU) Textbooks, curriculum alignment, and mathematical inquiry as a means to learn mathematics
Sept 20 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Matthew Winsor (ISU) How does content knowledge affect secondary preservice teacher lesson planning?
Sept 27 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Discussion of 400 & 500 level course rotation

Spring 2019


Spring 2019

Date Time Location Presenter(s) Title
Feb 15 2:05 - 3:05 STV 332 Neet Priya Bajwa (ISU), Jennifer Tobias (ISU) Fostering Representational Fluency: Deepening Prospective Teacher’s Understanding of Multiplication
Feb 22 2:30 - 3:30 STV 311 David Barker (ISU), Matthew Winsor (ISU) Strategies That Promote Knowledge Integration in Content and Methods Courses
Mar 1 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Monandi (ISU) Connecting Properties of Groups and Fields to Properties of Real Numbers in a Mathematics Course for Prospective Middle-School Mathematics Teachers
Mar 8 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jeffrey Barrett (ISU) Establishing a student’s own theory of measurement: How do students develop and improve their knowledge of 3D space in Grades 6, 7 and 8?
Mar 29 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jennifer Tobias (ISU) Exploring Contexts and Remainders in Division
April 12 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jennifer Tobias (ISU) PME-NA Conference Discussion
April 19 3:00 - 4:00 STV 332 Greg Keller (ISU) Effects of Online Versus Traditional Homework on Ninth-Grade Algebra Students
April 26 2:00 - 3:00 STV 332 Jeffrey Barrett and Edward Mooney (ISU) How does culture intersect with the learning of mathematics? Understanding Learning Patterns for African American Students in STEM Education
May 3 1:00 - 3:45 STV 332 Amy Roehrig, Seyedeh Khadijeh Azimi Asmaroud, Naren Kancharlapalli and Carrie Lawton The early history (from 1857 to 1907) of Illinois State Normal University’s (ISNU’s) Department of Mathematics